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Dr Dimitris Karamitros

Dr Dimitris Karamitros

Dr Dimitris Karamitros
MSc(Greece), PhD(Greece)

Lecturer in Geotechnical Engineering

Area of research

Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering

Office 2.18
Queen's Building,
University Walk, Clifton BS8 1TR
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+44 (0) 117 331 5155


  • Constitutive modelling of the monotonic and cyclic behavior of non-cohesive soils.
  • Numerical implementation of user-defined models in 2-d and 3-d explicit finite difference codes.
  • Fully-coupled effective-stress dynamic analysis of liquefaction-related problems.
  • Performance-based design of shallow foundations on liquefiable sand.
  • Seismic design of buried steel pipelines.
  • Seismic ground response.


Dr Dimitris Karamitros was born in May 1981, in Athens, Greece, where he completed his undergraduate education. He holds a Diploma in Civil Engineering (2004) and a PhD Degree (2010) from the National Technical University of Athens (N.T.U.A.), where he has also worked as a Post-Doctorate Researcher (2010-2013). In parallel, he has worked as a Scientific Associate of the Department of Civil and Construction Engineering Educators, of the School of Pedagogical and Technological Education (A.S.PE.T.E.) of Athens (2012-2013), as well as as a freelance Civil Engineer and Geotechnical Consultant (since 2005). In August 2013, he joined the University of Bristol, where he is currently serving as a Lecturer in Civil Engineering.

Dr Karamitros has co-authored 32 scientific publications (9 in peer-reviewed journals), he has received more than 100 citations of his scientific work (h-index=4, i10-index=2) and he has served as a Reviewer for 3 international journals. He is a member of the Technical Chamber of Greece, the Hellenic Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (H.S.S.M.G.E.), the Hellenic Society of Earthquake Engineering (H.S.S.E.) and a Registered Design Engineer in the Hellenic Public Works General Secretariat.


Dr Karamitros is currently looking for PhD Candidates on the following subjects within the field of Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering:

"Development of a robust numerical methodology for performance-based design applications in a liquefaction regime"

"Development of a new macro-element to account for soil – buried pipeline interaction effects"


  • soil mechanics
  • dynamics
  • soil-structure interaction
  • geotechnical engineering
  • earthquake engineering
  • constitutive modelling
  • numerical analyses
  • performance-based design

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